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Tale

Meanings and phrases

tale

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a message that tells the particulars of an act or occurrence or course of events; presented in writing or drama or cinema or as a radio or television program; narrative; narration; story
  2. a trivial lie; fib; story; tarradiddle; taradiddle

fairy tale

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a story about fairies; told to amuse children; fairytale; fairy story
  2. an interesting but highly implausible story; often told as an excuse; fairytale; fairy story; cock-and-bull story; song and dance
E.g.
  • Prince Ring Prince Ring is an Icelandic fairy tale.
  • The fairy tale has had multiple treatments in English.
  • The Three Dogs The Three Dogs is a German fairy tale.

folk tale

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a tale circulated by word of mouth among the common folk; folktale
E.g.
  • Lasseter's Reef became a famous Australian folk tale.
  • The Demophon element may be based on an earlier folk tale.
  • This narrative probably originated as a Greek folk tale, originally independent of the "Odyssey".

heroic tale

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a story of an adventure; adventure story

old wives ' tale

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a bit of lore passed on by word of mouth

tall tale

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. an improbable (unusual or incredible or fanciful) story

tells the tale

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • It tells the tale of a soldier and an orphan girl.
  • "Maiden of Pain" tells the tale of a priestess of Loviatar.
  • It tells the tale of dacoits in 1975, who termed themselves Baaghis, the rebels.

cautionary tale

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Carolla uses his own childhood as a cautionary tale, and decries helicopter parenting.
  • Martin Tsai of the "Los Angeles Times" wrote that the "cautionary tale could not be more relevant."
  • At times her biography was used as a cautionary tale, while in other eras it was used to illustrate empowerment.

tale collected

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Old Sultan "Old Sultan" () is a German fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm, tale number 48.
  • Mr Miacca Mr Miacca is an English fairy tale collected by Joseph Jacobs in his "English Fairy Tales".
  • Andras Baive Andras Baive is a Sámi fairy tale collected by J. C. Poestion in "Lapplandische Märchen".
E.g.
  • Old Sultan "Old Sultan" () is a German fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm, tale number 48.
  • Mr Miacca Mr Miacca is an English fairy tale collected by Joseph Jacobs in his "English Fairy Tales".
  • Andras Baive Andras Baive is a Sámi fairy tale collected by J. C. Poestion in "Lapplandische Märchen".
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